Fair Recruitment and Selection training

Fantastically useful and well presented 



Fair Recruitment and Selection training has been developed to help members of chambers meet rC110 of the BSB Handbook. 

The Bar Standards Board requires under rC110 that you must take reasonable steps to ensure that in relation to your chambers:

  1. There is in force a written statement of policy on equality and diversity
  2. There is in force a written plan implementing that policy
  3. The following requirements are complied with:

Equality and Diversity Officer:

A - chambers have at least one Equality and Diversity Officer 


B - except in unforeseen and exceptional circumstances, the person with lead responsibility for any selection panel and at least one member of any selection panel (who may be the same person) has received recent and appropriate training in fair recruitment and selection processes, and

C - from July 2014, save in exceptional circumstances, every member of all selection panels must be trained in fair recruitment and selection processes or to have studied the Bar Council's "Fair Recruitment Guide". It is recommended that at least one panel member should attend an appropriate classroom course on the matter.

The course will cover:

  • The principles of fair selection
  • Avoiding bias in selection
  • Developing and applying selection criteria consistently through the selection process
  • Short listing techniques
  • How to develop reliable and valid work sample tests
  • Competency based interview techniques
  • Evaluation and making selection decisions, and
  • Opportunities to practise short listing and interview skills.

The Bar Council's Fair Recruitment Guide can be found here.



Chambers management package*



Thursday 30 January 2020 10:00-14:00 4 credits The Bar Council, London  *Fully Booked*
Thursday 12 March 2020 10:00-14:00 4 credits The Bar Council, London Click here to book


  • £160 (plus VAT) for clerks/chambers staff and for members of the Bar who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)
  • £200 (plus VAT) for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee

If you would like to pay the Bar Representation Fee, please contact the Services Department.

*This training session is available as part of the Bar Council's Annual Chambers Membership package. Chambers membership gives you access to a range of training and support throughout the year, chosen to suit your needs. 

* Find out more about the Annual Chambers Management packages


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Bar Council training packs are going paperless 

To minimise both environmental impact and the amount of paper you have to carry with you, Bar Council training packs are going paperless. As a delegate you will receive the materials you need for the training by email in advance, which you can access throughout the day on your laptop or tablet. 

Important:  Training materials for this course are electronic, you must bring an electronic or printed copy with you. Throughout the training, there will be references to various Bar Council guidance or external documents, which are included as a hyperlink within the attendee workbook. Please note, we are unable to print training material during courses and extra copies will not be available.

You are requested to download or print the required materials beforehand so you'll have easy access throughout the training.

Further information

Please ensure your read the  terms and conditions and privacy statement before booking.

We can offer this training in-chambers, including those chambers on circuit. Please contact  Training and Events for information on dates and pricing.